Christmas Countdown – Day 12 – GoodKnit Kisses Free Pattern

Are you ready for a fantastic Christmas Countdown? Each day we are releasing a free pattern from Mary Maxim. It’s ONLY Free for 24 Hours! We are also introducing you to many talented artisans, check back to previous posts and visit some of our favorite independent designers.  Today we have a very special artisan who is featuring a Knit and Loom pattern, we’ll have another great artist for our feature later in the week, so stay tuned! Make sure to visit each day because all patterns will be removed from the blog on January 7th, 2019.

We are also hosting a fabulous giveaway read more about how to enter at the end of this post.

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GoodKnit Kisses

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Kristen Headshot GKK loom knit needle crochet.jpegIf you love to stitch your love and love your stitches then you may have heard of me and GoodKnit Kisses. Hi I’m Kristen Mangus, a maker who is all about keeping you in stitches and loving what you do and make for others.
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I first learned to crochet as a child from my great Aunt. I discovered finger knitting (closely related to loom knitting) and enjoyed it so much I would get in trouble at school for knitting in class! After my fibrous trouble, I tried and excelled at various crafts. Then Kristen’s Krafts was born and I continued that entrepreneurial spirit into college. I started Angelbearries Floral Designs after working at a major craft store making tons of bows, floral crafts and wedding florals but Interior Design beckoned. Soon I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from Texas Christian University, it seemed like a perfect fit. For years I enjoyed professionally space planning, forecasting for future challenges, and problem-solving with Interior Design. But I was missing my “crafty side” and didn’t know it…
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Upon experiencing the pains of postpartum, after my third child in 2010, I decided to pick up knitting and crochet books to learn as a form of therapy.  Eventually, I happened upon a set of knitting looms and thought…this looks easier!  Having carpal tunnel at the time meant the looms were less strenuous on my hands! I found the directions were not so great and was disappointed with the designs.  I asked myself: “Why can’t loom patterns look like the needle versions?!”. And so my new journey began.  In January 2011 I started the YouTube channel GoodKnit Kisses. It has been quite a journey so far, I currently teach and write patterns for knitting on needles, looms and crochet full-time and I absolutely the crafting community.
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Today GoodKnitKisses has over 198K Subscribers and 30 Million views with people getting the help they need and having fun!  You can also catch me on Season 8 of the PBS CreateTV show Knit and Crochet Now. Kristen has also taught for Mary Maxim on mitered squares and how to work the Painted tiles Wrap kit.
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GoodKnit Kisses

Basic Knit Cup Cozy

Nothing wrong with going back to basics from time to time.  My Basic Knit Cup Cozy is a one-piece cozy that slides onto a cup with ease.  That means no fiddling with buttons while you’re trying not to spill your drink in the car. It fits a standard take-out cup for your coffee, tea or hot chocolate. This cup cozy features a smooth stockinette center bordered by ribbing on the top and bottom; perfect for embellishing or keeping simple.  It is knit as a flat panel with a few increases then seamed to create a tapered sleeve that gives a secure fit.  This basic pattern includes a video tutorial for both right and left-handed knitters so you can see exactly how to work the pattern from your own unique perspective.  Bonus!  For loom knitters, we also have a pattern and video tutorial for you as well!

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Free Pattern –
24 Hours Only

Cup Cozies Pattern

Keep your coffee hot and not your hands. Knit or crochet these fun and useful cup cozies for you or a friend using Mary Maxim Studio yarn. The pattern is for 2 sleeves & 2 mug cozies to either knit or crochet.

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The Giveaway

We joined together with some amazing Makers to bring you 3 fantastic giveaways.  Each giveaway lasts a week and includes unique prizes from talented makers.   This is sure to be an event you won’t want to miss. Come back each day for another chance to win!  This week’s giveaway is valued at $70

This Week’s Giveaway Includes:

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